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10 Iconic Family-Friendly Hiking Trails in the West

by Alyssa Erickson

There is an attitude prevalent amongst singles and couples alike, that once you have kids your adventurous lifestyle is over. For good. I once believed this to be true as well. But after standing on the family side of the… Read More →

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Rider’s Guide: Steamboat Bike Park

by Kristen Lummis

In summer, Ski Town, USA turns into Bike Town, USA. Whether your preferred ride is a cruise along the Yampa River, cross-country mountain biking on Mt. Werner and Howelsen Hill or letting gravity guide you over 2,000 feet of downhill… Read More →

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Build Your Own Custom Skis With Parlor Skis

by Eric Wagnon

Most skiers do not think much about the guts of their skis. They may demo skis with certain desired characteristics in mind, but their hands-on experience goes literally skin-deep. To provide a deeper understanding, Parlor Skis started classes at the… Read More →

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These Were The 5 Biggest Ski News Stories Of 2015-16

by Eric Wagnon

1. Tahoe got an epic season. After four seasons of dismal snowfall, the Lake Tahoe area finally emerged in the 2016-17 season from its discouraging drought. It’s debatable whether or not El Nino, the climate cycle that received so much… Read More →

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4 Types of Campers You Want On Your Camping Trip

by Katie Coakley

Oh, summer. Days of outdoor adventures and hijinks, culminating in the ultimate warm weather experience: camping. What other excuse do you have to hang out with friends, not shower for days and experiment with pyromania? While there are many different ways… Read More →

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Summer Skiing: Get Your Snow Fix During North America’s Off-Season

by Patrick Thorne

For those that crave the snow even when Winter is over – Fear not! Somewhere in the world, at almost any time of the day, a snowy slope is open for your skiing or boarding pleasure. Today, there are more… Read More →

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Southern Hemisphere Kicks Off Winter 2016 With Massive Snow Totals

by Patrick Thorne

‘Awesome’ is the only word we can think of to describe the start of the 2016 ski season in the southern hemisphere. In the days and weeks leading up to the start of the season, there have been some huge… Read More →

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Beginner’s Guide To Downhill Mountain Biking

by Katie Levy

Editor’s Note: This summer, lift-served mountain bike lift tickets and packages from resorts across North America will be available on Liftopia.com for the first time. Check out our FAQs to learn more about lift-served mountain biking, how it works and where… Read More →

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10 Reasons Why You Should Give Downhill Mountain Biking A Try

by Kristen Lummis

Editor’s Note: This summer, lift-served mountain bike lift tickets and packages from resorts across North America will be available on Liftopia.com for the first time. Check out our FAQs to learn more about lift-served mountain biking, how it works and… Read More →

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9 New Ski Lifts To Be Installed For 2016-17

by Eric Wagnon

When the snow has melted and the ground has thawed, ski resorts turn their attention to construction. For skiers and boarders, the most anticipated projects are new ski lifts that mean faster and sometimes more terrain access. Here is a… Read More →